How theAD helped Pro Gun Sales Carve out a space for the Aussie Gun Community

THE NUMBER ONE ONLINE PLATFORM FOR GUN SALES IN AUSTRALIA

Pro Gun Sales is an Australian owned platform providing online space for Australia’s gun community to buy and sell firearms, whether they are pre-loved or brand new.

Their founders came to us with a unique proposition: they wanted to become the #1 space for safe and responsible sale of firearms across Australia.

We gladly took up the challenge

Starting from Scratch

After thinking on the founder’ vision, we set to work on moulding it into a set of 3 key pillars; the core values that would define the Pro Gun Sales brand going forward, and set it apart from the competition:

3 Key Pillars

1. Simple and Transparent

Step beyond outdated technology by using the latest User-Interface/User-Experience

2. Stepping Beyond

Support deployed service members, community programs, online educational material, and much more. Embracing the gun culture in Australia, and becoming a foundation for its growth

3. Community

The capability to engage strong followers through distinguished content, seamless experiences and engagement tools. Building a community around the brand

Designing the Brand’s Core

Informed by these key pillars, we started crafting a more concrete brand identity.

PGS wanted to present themselves as authorities on all things firearms. But, they also wanted to seem approachable to their community.

So in tone, we settled on tone that was down to earth but still had authoritative air

And in visuals like their logo, we went with a simple, polished design in a red, black, and white colour scheme. This style would reinforce PGS’s professionalism and modernity and reflect the community they wanted to attract.

Developing the Platform

Now, the PGS website had to be several things: a marketplace where users could buy and sell their gear and equipment, a platform for getting the latest firearm news, tips, and ranges, and a storefront for selling PGS Merch and select products from third party retailers. And it needed to not only offer a more advanced service than its Australian competition, but also offer more.

To that end, our web designers and copywriters created a wireframe that would make navigation and interaction a breeze.

Clearly marked pages and sections, a seamless buying and selling process, and an extensive How-To guide preemptively answering any questions visitors might have about the platform. As the site would feature firearms, archery, hunting equipment, and other related products, our developers coded in a precise search and filter system that could adapt to incorporate more categories and handle thousands of items.

On the community side of things, we incorporated:

  • Ambassador and Merch pages to allow firearm and archery lovers to get involved with the brand
  • A gun range directory to help new members of the community find a good place to practice and meet more like-minded people
  • And a news page where founders and guest bloggers could post relevant tips and news

In short, the platform provides a seamless experience and is ready to become the central hub of the Aussie firearms community

The Start of a Community

With the foundation set, we created accounts for PGS on social media to kickstart their community-building efforts. The setup included all the usual details like header, profile pics, and links, as well as a handful of posts focusing on providing value for their followers and starting conversations around firearms, hunting, archery, and more.

Results

With all the key starting elements in play, PGS can launch their brand with their best foot forwards and help Aussie hunters, sports shooters, and archers come together to buy and sell their gear, get the latest news, and pick up new skills

lets begin!

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